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Oct./Nov. 2018 cover-home

Fall Into A New ‘Do!


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The Night School Actress Is Ready To Slay!


Weave Couture weave-home

Ebony Beauty


Hair Color Now color-home

Playing The Blues


Natural Hair braids-home

Your Natural Hair Oasis


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Mane Help Monday

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Hair emergency? SBH has your back! Check out our coif question of the week. In every issue, SBH Hair Advice columnist Jacqueline Tarrant answers your questions and helps solve some of your biggest hair concerns. Have a question you need answered? Post in the comment section below or in the “Ask A Stylist” section of our website: SBH ASK A STYLIST.

Q
If you leave braids in your hair for more than three weeks will it cause breakage? —Vicky

A
Braids left in for over three weeks should not cause hair to break, but if the braids are too tight, then you may have a problem. Any hairstyle that pulls on the root may inflict more tension than the strand and hair follicle can bear. If the braids are left in too tight of a position for an extended period of time, the hair follicles can become damaged and may stop growing, possibly resulting in permanent hair loss.

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